Review on The East Beach Cafe
The East Beach Cafe situated directly on the beach in Littlehampton is not only known for serving excellent ultra-fresh seafood, but has also been the recipient of more than twenty national and international awards for its iconic design and architecture. Its creator is renowned English designer and artist Thomas Heatherwick famous for his innovative use of engineering and materials, as displayed in his innovative rolling bridge in London's Paddington Basin. The futuristic building is constructed of rusted metal, shaped into a series of vertical slices which reflect the light in an ever changing hue. The interior has simple wooden tables and chairs with gently white contoured walls sprayed with soft-to-the-touch insulating foam to the rear of the restaurant, while the front has floor to ceiling windows to take in the spectacular beach front.
The kitchen is keen to source locally for the very best ingredients and only serves fish from sustainable sources. So expect crispy fried herring, spring onion, beetroot and fresh horseradish or a classic Welsh rarebit with watercress salad among the starters, with main courses such as clam and mussel linguine, anchovy and chilli sauce or roasted guinea fowl with creamy bacon and cabbage and mash. Traditional puddings are on offer with steamed treacle pudding and custard or cranberry and walnut tart. Menus change monthly, and there are great daily fish specials, depending on the local catch of the day. Wines are fairly priced and eminently drinkable, together with charming service, the East Beach Cafe has put Littlehampton on the map for all the right reasons.
The East Beach Cafe is also featured in: Good Food Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Seafood / British
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 10.00 - 12.00pm
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (3.00 - 4.30pm Cakes & Tea)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express